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Wolstenholme Bronze Powders

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Wolstenholme Bronze Powders of Bolton, Lancashire.

1967 New issue of shares - presumably incorporated as a public company; chairman P. L. M. Rink. The company claimed to be one of the 2 largest exporters of bronze powder in the world[1]

1968 Queen's Award to Industry for Export Achievement [2]

1977 Acquired Charles Openshaw, distributor of lithograhic printing plates[3] so was then recognised as a printing industry supplier.

1979 Changed name to Wolstenholme Rink, reflecting the surnames of the 2 founders.

1988 Acquired the offset metallic ink and aluminium paste business of Johnson and Bloy[4]

1996 Disposal of the resin division of Wolstenholme International[5]

2000 Acquired by Rutland Trust[6]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, June 12, 1967
  2. The Engineer of 26th April 1968 p650
  3. The Times, October 6, 1978
  4. The Times, August 10, 1988
  5. The Times, November 2, 1996
  6. The Times July 26, 2000